Crimes against the People – a Sui Generis Socialist International Crime?

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Abstract

Crimes against humanity is one of the core crimes in international criminal law, whose existence is treated as a natural reaction to mass atrocities. This idea of linear progress is challenged by this article, which demonstrates that in post-Second World War Hungary an alternative approach was developed to prosecute human rights violation committed against civilian populations. Even though this concept was eventually used as a political weapon by the Communist Party, it had long-lasting effects on the prosecution of international crimes in Hungary.

Crimes against the People – a Sui Generis Socialist International Crime?

in Journal of the History of International Law / Revue d'histoire du droit international

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